PlayStation 5 launches November 12 for $499

Two new versions of the PlayStation 5 will be launched in the United States and markets across the world on November 12 before a worldwide release on November 19.  The standard console will be available for $499, and a digital-only platform edition will be available for $399. This launch would conclude the month-long standoff between Sony and Microsoft on their two new consoles of 2020.

The PlayStation 5 will be available in seven primary markets across the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea from November 12. The global rollout on November 19 will include the rest of the world including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa. The PS5 Digital Edition will be priced at $399.99, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be priced at $499.99.

PlayStation 5 Launch Date

The PlayStation 5 is available with two PS5 console options at launch, giving users two options to choose from. Both the versions promise a breathtaking, next-gen gaming experience. A similar custom processor powers them with integrated CPU and GPU for high-end visuals, 4K graphics and ray-tracing support. PS5’s 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller features will also have a heightened sense of immersion on the PS5s.

Some of the games available on the PlayStation 5 include:

  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
  • New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)

For PlayStation Plus members, there is also a new offering on the PS5 named the PlayStation Plus Collection. The PS5 owners with PS Plus membership will be able to download as well as play a curated library of the PS4 games that defined the collection, like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and Persona 5.

PlayStation5 Specifications

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
Optical Drive Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D Audio Tech
Dimensions PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm

PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm

Weight PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
Power PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/ Output USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C port
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1

DualSense Wireless Controller Specifications

Dimensions Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm
Weight Approx. 280g
Buttons PS button, Create button, Options button, Directional buttons, Action buttons,  Touch Pad button, MUTE button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system
Audio Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset
Ports USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals
Communication Wireless: Bluetooth Ver5.1
Wired: USB connection (HID, Audio)
Battery Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage: DC 3.65V
Capacity: 1,560mAh

Anna Versai

Associate Editor (Features and Rewrite) at Technowize. Anna Versai gives a quick and entertaining look at Technology’s most fascinating news. She also writes for The HR Digest and Industry Leaders Magazine. |Follow her on Twitter @VersaiAnna

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